Family Management: Concept and Implementation Guidelines to Help Families of Children with Chronic Illness

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พัชรี วัฒนชัย
ยุพาภรณ์ ติรไพรวงศ์


Chronic illness is a health problem that needs continual care. Nowadays, the number of children with chronic illness is increasing. Chronic conditions have impacts on children and their families. Families play an important role in the care of their children during their illness. However, families differ in their ability for care  of their children during their illness. If the family is not able to manage problems, it will affect the quality of care for their sick children. The Family Management Framework describes family management styles and purposes to assist family members to effectively manage their children with chronic conditions. The purpose of this article is to present the Family Management Framework and how health care providers, especially nurses, can apply this framework to help the families appropriately manage chronic conditions of the children, in the context of each family, for the improvement of quality of life.


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วัฒนชัยพ, ติรไพรวงศ์ย. Family Management: Concept and Implementation Guidelines to Help Families of Children with Chronic Illness. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2019Aug.31 [cited 2020Aug.12];29(2):12-3. Available from:


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